Music of the spirit : Asian-Pacific musical identity / edited by Michael Atherton and Bruce Crossman.
Australian Works Analysed in this Book
|Etymalong (1984) by Ross Edwards
|Reflections (1985) by Ross Edwards
|Tres imágenes norteñas (2006) by Andrián Pertout
|Double resonances (2008) by Bruce Crossman
|Oku ou talanoa mo hoki loto by Michael Atherton
This collection of essays published by the Australian Music
Centre tackles an often mentioned but surprisingly little
analysed topic. Music of the Spirit - Asian-Pacific Musical
Identity consists of 18 refereed papers by prominent
composers, artists and academics. The subjects of individual
essays range from the use of Asian-Pacific musics in composition
in the primary school classroom, to reinterpreting shakuhachi
traditions in a contemporary music context. There are also many
analytical articles focusing on specific works by Australian
composers, including Ross Edwards, Clare Maclean and Andrián
Pertout, as well as texts written from a performer's
The essays in Music of the Spirit were written as part of a practice-based research project of the same name, realised in collaboration with the Aurora Festival 2008. The collection was edited by Bruce Crossman and Michael Atherton of the University of Western Sydney.
Includes bibliography and index.
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